This report, using focus group and survey results, details the concerns of New York City’s home-based paid care workers whose voices are too often unheard or disregarded by policymakers or by the wider public.
Commitment card for volunteers to sign up to join their Neighborhood Organizing Census Committee(NOCC) . NOCC helped provide an organizational structure for local volunteers to do their own direct outreach to their friends, families, and neighbors, with support from NYC Census 2020.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, there were already profound mental health inequities in New York City. Communities of color experienced a higher incidence of
mental health needs yet were less likely to be connected to care. Five ways in which the pandemic is exacerbating these inequities.
Nearly 40% of adults in the U.S. reported feeling lonely some or all of the time. Loneliness and social isolation can have a range of negative effects, including worsening symptoms of symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses.
Many New Yorkers are feeling stressed, anxious, and sad right now. Mental health support – whether that means staying connected to your loved ones, downloading a helpful app, or having a video session with a counselor – can help.